Description: Lake St. Cahterine State Park offers shoreline fishing, camping, swimming, and a playground with the purchase of an entrance fee. You can also rent a boat at the park. There is typically a “Let’s Go Fishing” workshop offered on the second Saturday in June. At the workshop, participants learn how to tie fishing knots, make fishing lures, understand fishing regulations, and learn to use spin-casting rods to catch fish. More info »
Species: Lake St. Cathrine has some great fishing where you can catch such species as largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, crappie, bullhead, bluegill, and pumpkinseed sunfish. Mid-April through mid-May is the best time to catch panfish, but they can be caught all year. Bass and pike fishing are best from mid-May through September.
Techniques: For panfish around the weeds, cast a bobber with a split shot, single hook and bait such as a worm or minnow to the edges of weeds or to open pockets within the weeds. Casting in-line spinners, spoons and crankbaits around the sandbar at the mouth of Endless Brook can be productive for bass and trout. If you have a boat, try Cones Point and Cones Bay along Route 30. Learn more »
Directions: Take exit 4 off of US Route 4 and head south on VT Route 30. The state park will be on your right after about 10.5 miles. Get directions »